Mexican Americans as a paradigm for contemporary intra-group heterogeneity

  title={Mexican Americans as a paradigm for contemporary intra-group heterogeneity},
  author={Richard Alba and Tom{\'a}s R. Jim{\'e}nez and Helen B. Marrow},
  journal={Ethnic and Racial Studies},
  pages={446 - 466}
Abstract Racialization and assimilation offer alternative perspectives on the position of immigrant-origin populations in American society. We question the adequacy of either perspective alone in the early twenty-first century, taking Mexican Americans as our case in point. Re-analysing the child sample of the Mexican American Study Project, we uncover substantial heterogeneity marked by vulnerability to racialization at one end but proximity to the mainstream at the other. This heterogeneity… 

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